Technology Quotes

Technology Quotes

Mitchell Kapor Getting information off the Internet is like taking a drink from a fire hydrant.
Richard Dawkings Personally I rather look forward to a computer program winning the world [chess] championship. Humanity needs a lesson in humility.
William Gibson Time moves in one direction, memory in another.
Fred Allen [Television is] the triumph of machine over people.
Bill Gates The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.
R. Buckminster Fuller I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
Theodor Herzl [The body is] a marvelous machine...a chemical laboratory, a power-house. Every movement, voluntary or involuntary, full of secrets and marvels!
Edward Shepherd Mead Not even computers will replace committees, because committees buy computers.
O.G. Sutton A technique succeeds in mathematical physics, not by a clever trick, or a happy accident, but because it expresses some aspect of a physical truth.
David Brower All technology should be assumed guilty until proven innocent.
John F. Kennedy The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty, and all forms of human life.
Aldous Huxley Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.
Orrin Hatch Microsoft is engaging in unlawful predatory practices that go well beyond the scope of fair competition.
Arthur C. Clarke At the present rate of progress, it is almost impossible to imagine any technical feat that cannot be achieved - if it can be achieved at all - within the next few hundred years.
Freeman Dyson Technology is a gift of God. After the gift of life it is perhaps the greatest of God's gifts. It is the mother of civilizations, of arts and of sciences.
Frank Lloyd Wright Television: chewing gum for the eyes.
Max Frisch Technology is the knack of so arranging the world that we do not experience it.
Christopher Zeeman Technical skill is mastery of complexity, while creativity is mastery of simplicity.
B. F. Skinner The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do.
S. E. Lindsay Engineering is the practice of safe and economic application of the scientific laws governing the forces and materials of nature by means of organization, design and construction, for the general benefit of mankind.
Weisert As far as we know, our computer has never had an undetected error.
Zalman Stern Distributed file systems are a cruel hoax.
Bruce Sterling I used to think that cyberspace was fifty years away. What I thought was fifty years away, was only ten years away. And what I thought was ten years away... it was already here. I just wasn't aware of it yet.
Elbert Hubbard One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
Alan Kay The protean nature of the computer is such that it can act like a machine or like a language to be shaped and exploited.

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